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Tag Archives: Dominican Republic

  1. Dominican Republic’s medical community open to vaccinating children under 12 years of age

    The director of the largest pediatrics public hospital, the Dr. Robert Reid Cabral in Santo Domingo, and the president of the Dominican Medical Association (CMD) are open to vaccinating children 6 to 11 years. The Delta variant now in circulation in the Dominican Republic has been known to affect younger children more than the other […]

    September 20, 2021Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  2. DR’s Vice President highlights 14.3% expansion in manufacturing sector

    Santo Domingo’s Vice President Raquel Peña reported yesterday according to Central Bank statistics the local manufacturing sector experienced a year-on-year expansion of 14.3% in the first half of the year, making it the third fastest growing activity in the entire Dominican economy. She assured that President Luis Abinader is committed to promote new opportunities in […]

    September 8, 2021BusinessNo comments
  3. UASD political science grads receive ‘Africa in My Skin’ gift copies

    África en mi piel / Africa in My Skin / L’Afrique dans la peau was presented to Dominican Republic university graduates by the book’s author Rafael Nino Féliz. The political science graduates from the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo (UASD), each received the trilingual poetry book at the main campus on August 9, said Jacqueline […]

    September 7, 2021Books, Photo GalleryNo comments
  4. ELSA HEADING TOWARD THE LESSER ANTILLES: TROPICAL STORM WATCH ISSUED FOR JAMAICA & PORTIONS OF DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

    The government of the Dominican Republic has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for the southern coast of the Dominican Republic from the Haiti/Dominican Republic border eastward to Punta Palenque. The government of Jamaica has issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Jamaica. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect […]

    July 1, 2021Breaking News, Featured, NatureNo comments
  5. ‘Africa in My Skin’ by Dominican Republic poet Rafael Nino Féliz, published as trilingual edition

    África en mi piel / Africa in My Skin / L’Afrique dans la peau by Rafael Nino Féliz has just been published by House of Nehesi Publishers (HNP). The poems, in the original Spanish, with the English and French translations in one book, are strung together like invitations to the Dominican Republic and the other […]

    June 18, 2021Books, FeaturedNo comments
  6. Santo Domingo’s Ministry of Education gets to work to authorize the reopening of all of their schools

    The Dominican Republic’s government and their Ministry of Education has seen the light. After schools have been closed for in-person learning since mid-March 2020, matters are changing now. Their Ministry of Education issued a short notice where it announces it will adhere to the decisions of the Ministry of Public Health and the Health Cabinet […]

    May 13, 2021EducationNo comments
  7. JetBlue authorized to fly Newark-Puerto Plata

    Dominican Republic’s Civil Aviation Board (JAC) cleared JetBlue to operate five flights per week on the Newark (EWR)-Puerto Plata (POP) route. This flight will be in addition to the United Airlines flight that operates three times a week on the same frequency. The JAC also authorized Avianca flights from Medellín, Colombia (MDE) to Punta Cana […]

    April 14, 2021TravelNo comments
  8. Dominican Republic’s Interior & Police Minister says alcoholic beverages takeout is allowed, Decree 171-21 bans the sale

    Contrary to what had initially been announced, now the Ministry of Interior and Police’s alcoholic beverages control agency says that businesses are authorized to sell alcoholic beverages as long as these are for takeout and are not consumed where they are purchased. Decree 171-21 states that the sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages is banned […]

    April 7, 2021OddityNo comments
  9. DR Central Bank: Year could end with 5-6% GDP growth

    Less tax revenues and more social spending during the Covid-19 pandemic have led to an increase in borrowing and consequentially in the national debt. The consolidated public debt closed in 2020 at about US$53 billion. Yet, the Dominican Republic’s Central Bank is bullish, their Dominican economy is gradually yet firmly recovering. The Central Bank released […]

    March 10, 2021Business, FeaturedNo comments
  10. DR Baseball Icon Sammy Sosa investigated in Alexis Medina corruption network probe

    Legendary Dominican Republic baseball player Sammy Sosa and a brother of his are mentioned in the 267-page Pepca file on irregularities in government procurement by companies tied to the brother of former President Danilo Medina, Alexis Medina. Transactions carried out in 2017 are being questioned. The Anti-Administrative Corruption Prosecution Agency (Pepca) prepared the file. The […]

    December 10, 2020SportsNo comments
  11. Muckracking DR journalist sues former AG and his sister

    Santo Domingan Journalist Marino Zapete sued former Attorney General Jean Alain Rodriguez and his sister Maybeth Virginia Rodriguez Sanchez. Zapete is suing for damages caused by Maybeth Rodríguez who had sued Zapete for defamation. In the final days of the Medina administration, Rodriguez removed the charges against Zapete. Zapete had aired on TV in the […]

    November 7, 2020Featured, PoliticalNo comments
  12. SHIRT-JACS ALSO POPULAR IN SANTO DOMINGO, EUROPEAN ROYALTY PREFER IT IN TROPICS

    “Guayaberas,” the linen or cotton shirt favored for weddings and casually-elegant affairs in the Dominican Republic, is getting a boost after King Felipe VI of Spain has been photographed wearing it, instead of a jacket. El Caribe newspaper brings up the subject with a feature just published. The shirt is especially used instead of suit-and-tie […]

    August 27, 2020FashionNo comments
  13. Game-changer COVID19 breathalyzer tested in Dominican Republic

    The Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Public Health says it tested Israel’s breathalyzer and certified the accuracy is 95% of the PCR reliability tests. The difference in price is around RD$800 of the breathalyzer to RD$4,000 of the PCR test. The biggest advantages, nevertheless, are in a shorter time to have results and the ease of […]

    August 13, 2020Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  14. DR’s Solid Waste Bill goes easy on eliminating polluting plastics

    The Dominican Republic’s Solid Waste Bill (General Bill for the Comprehensive Management and Co-Processing of Solid Wastes) was approved by the Chamber of Deputies on 23 July 2020 and sent to the Executive Branch six days later. President Danilo Medina has not yet enacted the bill. The bill had lingered for 10 years in Congress. […]

    August 11, 2020NatureNo comments
  15. Bus terminal to become DR’s fine arts school and innovation center?

    Santo Domingo East Mayor Manuel Jiménez envisions a new use for the bus terminal the Ministry of Public Works built on the Las Americas Expressway. He speaks of fitting it to be a municipal school of fine arts and the “Caribbean Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.” The focus would be on young people and entrepreneurs […]

    August 9, 2020PoliticalNo comments
  16. When can you travel to the Caribbean again?

    It’s every tourist dream to visit the Caribbean. With their deep blue, silver waters, tropical breeze, swaying palm trees, and warm sunny days, it’s the perfect spot to spend your holiday with friends and family. However, tourism has remained as one of the activities cancelled in 2020 due to the ongoing global health concerns.  Fortunately, […]

    June 11, 2020Breaking News, Featured, TravelNo comments
  17. 859 persons test COVID-19 positive in Dominican Republic; deaths soar to 39

    In the Sunday, 29 March 2020 bulletin No. 10, the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Public Health reported that as of Saturday, 28 March at 6 pm, 859 persons have tested positive for the new coronavirus, and 39 have died, for a 5% mortality rate in the Dominican Republic. Of those deaths, 21 died in San […]

    March 30, 2020Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  18. First case of Covid-19 in the Dominican Republic entered through La Romana airport

    The first case of coronavirus or Covid-19 imported into the country entered through the La Romana International airport and stayed at a hotel in the east side. This is a 62-year-old Italian citizen, who arrived in the country on the 22nd of the current month. The Minister of Public Health, Rafael Sánchez Cárdenas, informed in […]

    March 1, 2020Breaking News, Featured, HealthNo comments
  19. DR has most diverse energy matrix in Central America & Caribbean

    The Dominican Republic has the most diverse energy generation matrix in Central America and the insular Caribbean region, reaching 3,702.8 megawatts of installed capacity by 2019, from 11 different generation sources, of which 22% comes from renewable sources. Omar Ramírez Tejada, environmental advisor to the Executive Branch and coordinator for the Public Electricity Corporation (CDEEE) […]

    January 6, 2020TechnologyNo comments
  20. Limits to alcoholic beverage sales in the DR lifted for Christmas season into 2020

    The Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Interior and Police (MIP) announced the lifting of their curfew for the purchase of alcoholic beverages. Since Thursday, 5 December 2019 until Tuesday, 7 January 2020 there will be no time restrictions to the sale of alcoholic beverages at bars, discos and restaurants. The lifting of the curfew is on […]

    December 10, 2019ControversyNo comments
  21. Second Caribbean Distilling Seminar held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    October saw the holding of the second Caribbean Distilling Seminar, this time in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The event, which was held for its second consecutive year, from 7th to 11th October 2019, was a joint effort between the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA), Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS) and the […]

    December 6, 2019AgricultureNo comments
  22. Scotiabank’s Santo Domingo CEO visits DR’s President Medina

    The Dominican Republic’s President – Danilo Medina – received in his office at the Presidential Palace Brian Porter, President and chief executive officer of Scotiabank on 22 July 2019. Ignacio Deschamps, head of International Banking and Digital Transformation at Scotiabank and Gonzalo Parral, Scotiabank general manager in the Dominican Republic accompanied Porter during the visit. […]

    July 25, 2019BusinessNo comments
  23. 14% increase in Dominican Republic’s minimum wage

    Business and labor representatives in the Dominican Republic agreed on a 14% increase to the general minimum wage. This proposal came from their Mejia regime to end a long impasse in their minimum wage talks. Unions in Santo Domingo called it a victory for workers, even though the increase was less than they demanded. Labor […]

    July 10, 2019BusinessNo comments
  24. Scotiabank sells its pension business in DR

    Scotiabank announced they completed the previously reported sale of Scotia Crecer AFP and Scotia Seguros, its pension and related insurance businesses in the Dominican Republic , to Grupo Rizek. Grupo Rizek is one of the largest and most prominent diversified business groups in the Dominican Republic with a long-standing reputation in agribusiness and the financial […]

    May 4, 2019BusinessNo comments
  25. CIBC FIRST CARIBBEAN PARTNERS WITH UWI FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY LECTURE

    Issues of gender parity in relation to growth and development will come under the spotlight during a distinguished lecture on March 22nd, 2019. The lecture, one of the signature activities hosted by the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in observance of International Women’s Day during the month of March, will be delivered […]

    March 21, 2019EventsNo comments